Appearing Before the Fair Work Commission

Do you want to know how to prepare effectively for appearing before the Fair Work Commission? 

Are you looking for guidance on identifying the evidence needed for an unfair dismissal or general protection claim? 

Would you like to understand the best strategies for conciliation preparation? 

Are you interested in enhancing your advocacy skills used during conciliation? 

Do you want to master the art of negotiating a successful settlement? 

If you answered YES to any or all the above, then this Workshop is for you.

Wednesday, 4 September 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $294.00

Julianne Taverner, Special Counsel, Coleman Greig Lawyers

2.00pm to 5.15pm Appearing Before the Fair Work Commission

Join this workshop, lead by John Farren, to ensure you know how to effectively prepare your matters when appearing before the Fair Work Commission. So often it is the preparation that causes the matter to go off the rails.  Make sure that is not your case.  Gain guidance on the evidence needed, workshop the best strategies for conciliation, understand common traps and hear tips to ensure that your advocacy excels and your negotiating of the settlement is masterful.

You will work through the following issues with case studies and practical tips. 

Lead up to Conciliation: Key Evidence Considerations, Assessing Prospects and Some Common Traps

  • Evidence: Is the evidence sufficient to support or respond to an unfair dismissal claim or General Protections Claims
    • Recognising where there are gaps
    • Assessing each side’s prospects of success
    • What are common traps

How to Prepare for a Successful Conciliation

  • How to prepare for conciliation
  • How to negotiate a successful settlement
  • Effective advocacy during the Conciliation

Workshop facilitated by John Farren, Director, Farren McRae Workplace Lawyers and Consultants


Attend and earn 3 CPD units in Professional Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories


John Farren, Director, Farren McRae Workplace Lawyers and Consultants
John has extensive experience in all aspects of workplace and employment law. Before co-founding Farren McRae Workplace Lawyers and Consultants, John practiced as a Barrister at the Queensland Private Bar for over six years. John’s move to practicing as a solicitor arose from his core drive to help individual employees and employers of all sizes effectively resolve complex workplace disputes and issues – a drive he believed was better achieved in practice as a solicitor heading his own firm. In 2024, John was included in the Doyles List in the Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation). In addition to his legal experience, John has over 20 years’ experience in undertaking complex workplace investigations relating to misconduct, corrupt conduct, bullying and workplace harassment, serious disciplinary matters (including Code of Conduct breaches), grievances, discrimination, and worker’s compensation issues. John is an experienced workplace mediator. John is a Specialist Director on the Board of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (QLD) and was a pro bono, independent Board member on the National Board of Management of the Salvation Army’s Employment Plus. From 2004 to 2007, John sat as a part-time member of the Queensland Public Service Appeals Tribunal (as it then was), as a delegate of the Public Service Commissioner.

Julianne Taverner, Special Counsel, Coleman Greig Lawyers
Julianne Taverner is a Special Counsel in Coleman Greig’s Employment Law & WHS team. She has 25 years’ experience in Employment Law and Administrative Law. She is an Accredited Specialist in Administrative Law. Julianne is experienced in all facets of employment law including general protection claims, unfair dismissal applications, employment and industrial disputes, underpayment claims, discrimination and redundancy claims. She has worked for both employers and employees. She works collaboratively with clients to minimise risk exposure and to build effective relationships. Her clients include government, small business and commercial entities. A strong communicator, Julianne builds robust relationships with clients. Solutions-focussed, Julianne has a particular interest in discrimination, dispute resolution, and advising on new legislative and regulatory obligations for business. A highly skilled and committed legal advisor, Julianne has advised and appeared in numerous matters in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Commission.


Appearing Before the Fair Work Commission


Single Session
Wednesday, 4 September 2024
2.00pm to 5.15pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 3
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $294.00
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